Identities

Identities

by Kwame Anthony Appiah
     
 

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The study of identity crosses all disciplinary borders to address such issues as the multiple interactions of race, class, and gender in feminist, lesbian, and gay studies, postcolonialism and globalization, and the interrelation of nationalism and ethnicity in ethnic and area studies. Identities will help disrupt the cliché-ridden discourse of

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The study of identity crosses all disciplinary borders to address such issues as the multiple interactions of race, class, and gender in feminist, lesbian, and gay studies, postcolonialism and globalization, and the interrelation of nationalism and ethnicity in ethnic and area studies. Identities will help disrupt the cliché-ridden discourse of identity by exploring the formation of identities and problem of subjectivity.

Leading scholars in literary criticism, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy explore such topics as "Gypsies" in the Western imagination, the mobilization of the West in Chinese television, the lesbian identity and the woman's gaze in fashion photography, and the regulation of black women's bodies in early 20th-century urban areas. This collection of twenty articles brings together the special issue of Critical Inquiry entitled "Identities" (Summer 1992), two other previously published essays, and five previously published critical responses and rejoinders, all of which is interrogated in two new essays by Michael Gorra and Judith Butler.

Contributors include Elizabeth Abel, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Akeel Bilgrami, Daniel Boyarin, Jonathan Boyarin, Judith Butler, Hazel V. Carby, Xiaomei Chen, Diana Fuss, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Avery Gordon, Michael Gorra, Cheryl Herr, Saree S. Makdisi, Walter Benn Michaels, Christopher Newfield, Gananath Obeyesekere, Molly Anne Rothenberg, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Sara Suleri, Katie Trumpener, and Joseph Valente.

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A journalist and Africa scholar analyses Rwandan history and culture to expose the roots of the horrendous 1994 massacres in which some 800,000 Rwandanese were killed. Prunier shows how the events in Rwanda were part of a plan which served political and economic interests rather than being a result of ancient tribal hatreds--a concept often invoked by the media to dramatize the fighting. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780226284385
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press Journals
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
A Critical Inquiry Book Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
466
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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